Chip Gaines Shares Behind-The-Scenes Photo From New Season Of Fixer Upper And Ouch

Chip and Joanna Gaines have been hard at work on a new season of Fixer Upper, but it looks like getting back into the swing of things can be a pain. I mean that literally, following a photo from Chip Gaines that showed him in a rough position with his family.

Chip Gaines shared a special behind-the-scenes photo from the upcoming Fixer Upper season, which featured a shot of Joanna Gaines talking to the couple's second-oldest son Duke. It sounds like a relatively painless scene until looking at the picture and seeing what was done to make it happen.

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As seen in the picture above, Duke Gaines is talking to his mother Joanna while kneeling on the back of his father Chip. I'm not exactly sure if there's a reason this is happening, or it's that trademark goofiness of Chip that keeps filming fun for the whole family. The only other thing I can think of is that Duke needed to be closer to his mother's height for the shot to look right, and Chip had to step in last minute when a box or other device wasn't readily available to make that happen.

As previously mentioned, this was all done for Fixer Upper's return, which has now been titled Fixer Upper: Welcome Home. The revival is set to premiere on Discovery+ Friday, January 29th, with three successive episodes to air as a preview for the couple's upcoming new channel, the Magnolia Network. After that, the series is set to air exclusively there, along with other programming curated or hosted by the Gaines.

As for those wondering where or when they can expect the Magnolia Network to launch, the channel is coming sometime in 2021. Those who subscribe to Discovery+ in the meantime will be able to check out previews of what the network has to offer, including the cooking show Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines. The network ultimately seems branded around the Gaines' increasing brand exposure across all things related to home life, and of course, the fine art of renovation.

All this comes a little over three years after it seemed like Chip and Joanna Gaines were retiring from television. Fixer Upper ended at HGTV right as the family reached peak fame, apparently because the two wanted to focus on raising their children. Flash forward to now and the two have cultivated a brand so huge that there's a channel named after it. You gotta respect the hustle, and I'm sure the network will seemingly re-popularize shiplap in homes not long after launch.

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